You may know that Emily Post was the matron of manners in the 1920’s, and for years people used her etiquette book as a guide for how to behave in modern society. Based on her book, the Emily Post Institute was formed, and is a company which still gives out etiquette and manners advice in today’s increasingly changing society.

The institute has given advice on marijuana consumption since 1982, even though it was far from legal back then.

“If the hostess approves of the practice and is untroubled by the fact that it is illegal, of course she has no problem. But if she does not approve and is concerned about people breaking the law in her home, she should say so firmly.”

Lizzie Post, the great granddaughter of Emily Post, has stayed in the family business and is an author and spokesperson for The Emily Post Institute. She realizes that the times are changing. According to a study done in states where marijuana is legal for recreational use, about 50% of people asked had said they would bring a pre-rolled joint or a bag of weed to a dinner party instead of a bottle of wine – which had been the requisite gift up until recently.

Lizzie was kind enough to give pot publication the Cannibist some pot smoking etiquette tips, and we’re happy to share them with you here on Weed Store Reviews!

First of all, pot is appropriate to give as a host/hostess gift, if you know they smoke. However, be aware that they don’t have to share it with the group that evening. Lizzie’s next suggestion is to consider the audience. If you’re having dinner with work colleagues, maybe weed isn’t the best option. Also – just like with smoking cigarettes, ask before you light up. If you’ve brought your own, feel free to take it with you when you leave, and if pot is presented to you through a meal, don’t feel obligated to partake.

In places where pot is legal, the days of sneaking off in a small group to smoke weed are over. Lizzie says make sure you have enough for everyone, or save it for later!


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